Primitive

Primitive

The Art and Life of Horace H. Pippin

by Janice N. Harrington

Published by: BOA Editions Ltd.

104 pages, 7.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781942683209
  • Published: October 2016

$16.00

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A lyrical and biographical reflection on the art and life of Horace H. Pippin—the best-known African American artist of his time—Primitive offers a searching critique of the condescension to African American folk art as supposedly “primitive,” and it also critiques the underestimation of African American life and imagination in the broader American consciousness. Award-winning poet Janice N. Harrington connects readers to this fascinating, odds-defying artist, all while underscoring the human craving for artistic expression.